Squabble at the feeder

I watched these two flutter around the feeder for a bit. It may appear that the tiny hummingbird was scared off. Let me tell you he’s a tough little fella. He still got his lunch!

I am fascinated watching the birds at our hummingbird feeder. Finches, woodpeckers and yes the little hummingbirds. We even have flame-colored tanagers come to this feeder in the spring. I saw my first one a few days ago.

Hopefully this will give you a smile to start your weekend ๐Ÿ˜Š

“If I associate with chickens, I will learn to scratch at the ground and squabble over crumbs.ย  If I associate with eagles, I will learn to soar to great heights.” ~ Andy Andrews

18 Comments Add yours

  1. I live in an apartment…but hoping to move soon…I so want a bird feeder ๐Ÿ˜Š

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    1. They get a little crazy! We also have a finch feeder and wild bird seed. Sometimes we just have to laugh! I sure hope you get one soon!! ๐Ÿ™‚


  2. Toonsarah says:

    Great captures! I so wish we got hummingbirds here, I love them ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thank you Sarah! They are fun to watch! And I love hearing the birds out in the yard and trees.

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  3. Now that is something that I’ve never seen. There is only one hummingbird species in my area, and they are very territorial with each other.

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    1. It is surprising that they all seem to get their time at the feeder. Hummingbirds still come. But I see more other birds than hummingbirds! And who knew that other birds would want sugar water!


  4. Love these, Lisa! Unique action shots!!

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    1. Thank you! I’m not sure if I heard them or saw them getting carried away out there, so I grabbed my camera ๐Ÿ˜

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  5. Naomi says:

    You caught some good photos…they certainly don’t usually like to share their feeder!

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    1. Thanks! Yes, I’ve seen a few battles for feeder which is just kind of funny! Poor hummingbirds!


  6. lolaWi says:

    what a fun capture, Lisa! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  7. Bird watching has been a favorite activity during this past year of isolation. And now that it is Spring, I love hearing them sing as soon as I open the door. Your photos are wonderful as usual! Thank you for sharing. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thank you! …and I also love opening my doors to hear the birds!

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  8. Naomi says:

    I love watching the hummers at our feeder. There are a lot of squabble here, too! But your photos of these two birds show how courageous a hummingbird can be.

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    1. Yes, he still got his snack! ๐Ÿ˜Š


  9. Just Teri says:

    Glad to hear the little guy held his ground.

    Hummingbirds have an almost magical presence.

    What a good shot capturing โ€œa battle at the feederโ€ ๐Ÿคช

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    1. Thanks Teri! I snap away, you just don’t know what you might catch in a photo! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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